Criminal Justice Act 2011, September 2011


The Criminal Justice Act 2011 (“the 2011 Act”) came into effect on 9 August 2011. It introduces new procedures to facilitate Garda access to information and documentation that will assist in the investigation of white collar crime. The 2011 Act makes it an offence for a person not to report to Gardaí information which he knows or believes might be of material assistance in preventing the commission of certain offences or amongst other things securing the conviction of any persons for those relevant offences. The 2011 Act also makes significant amendments in relation to the detention and questioning of suspects.

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